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Health and Safety Regulation

A short guide.


This revised booklet is aimed at employers and self-employed people and describes how health and safety law works. Explains the difference between Approved Codes of Practice, guidance and regulations and outlines briefly how the Health and Safety Commission/Executive operates. Also contains a list of important health and safety legislation which apply across the full range of workplaces. Contents: What health and safety law requires; European law; Action on health and safety - options - guidance, approved codes of practice, regulations; How regulations apply; What form do they take? The relationship between the regulator and industry; What next? Appendices; Further reading


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Legislation, Enforcement policy


Supersedes an earlier edition (HSC13) (HSC 13) and supersedes HSC3 (HSC 3) entitled, 'Advice to employers'; (L1) entitled, 'A guide to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974: Guidance on the Act.' ISBN 0717604411 and 'A guide to the HSW Act.' (HSR6) previously published with ISBN's 0118855557, 0118837109 and 0118832646


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12 pages
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Health and Safety Regulation